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Links before the A's try to snap the losing streak against their division rivals.

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Reds starter Homer Bailey may need surgery on his sprained elbow. Whether or not he needs surgery, it seems he'll be out for more than two weeks.

Did you know the oldest New York Yankee lives in San Francisco? He wore the pinstripes for just one game, but had a nice career in the PCL and still lives around here.

The Orioles have made major changes to their schedule in response to the riots in Baltimore. I'm wondering, why can't the Rays just be the home team for this weekend, and then in return, flip around a series later in the year that's scheduled to be played in Tampa?

Jed Lowriein the midst of another great April, needs an MRI on his thumb.

Former A's farmhand A.J. Cole will start tonight in place of Max Scherzer.

Speaking of the Nationalsthey have taken offense to Andrelton Simmons' hard slide into third base.

Jesse Hahn has made subtle alterations to his changeup, and talked about the pitch with Eno Sarris.

How have center field camera angles changed for the 2015 season? This may seem like an irrelevant topic, but if you're watching lots of televised games, it's something to take note of.

Check out Carson Cistulli's NERD scores for tonight's action.

Do strike zones change based on time of day?

The Astros have called up fan favorite L.J. Hoes. Both Hoes and outfield prospect Preston Tucker have been playing extremely well at Triple-A Fresno.

Trevor Bauer prepared to face the Royals by wearing boxing gloves.

Madison Bumgarner doesn't want the DH in the National League.

Tonight's minor league action includes Jarrod Parker's second rehab start with the Ports. Nashville and Midland already won their games today, with four relievers combining to allow just one run for the Sounds

On this day a year ago, Sonny Gray threw his first complete-game shutout in a 4-0 win over the Rangers. The A's, who had lost five of their last seven, knocked Yu Darvish out in the fourth inning.

Tonight's starting lineup is the same one that we saw on Sunday. Expect to see this sort of lineup against right-handed pitching until Coco Crisp and Ben Zobrist return.